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Having a breakdown or a flat may not be the best thing that has happened to you. It gets frustrating and hopefully the weather is cooperating. Once you have started driving or own a car, one of the most important things to do is have all the necessary information. Your insurance number, insurance contact, Car number, model and the contact number of a reliable and licensed tow company are some of the information you should know without previous thought or consideration.

If you know-how and manage to figure out what might be wrong with your vehicle, go ahead and solve the problem on your own but be cautious at all times. First and foremost if you are on busy roads, switch on your emergency flashers, and move your vehicle to the side of the road or if possible to a parking lot where traffic or movement of Vehicles is less. Switching on your flashers will immediately alert the other Vehicles and they will be aware of the situation.

While attending to your vehicle, remember to never allow yourself to be exposed to the traffic side. If you do not know what needs to be done, contact your tow service and leave clear cut directions on where to find you. Leave the damage to the professionals for they will know the enormity of the damage and will decide on what best needs to be done. If you are lucky they will fix it up then and there and you should be able to head home safely, if not, they would tow your vehicle either home or to their workshop and give you the numbers.

Most of the car dealerships provide contact details of reliable tow companies. Some of them have their own tow services which offer their services at a monthly price and will come to you at any point of day or night. If you can provide your tow company with the details of what exactly is wrong with your vehicle, they can sometimes help you out then and there. But if you are unaware, they you will have to wait for a mechanic to look at your vehicle and decide what needs to be done. Sometimes, it could be just a tire change, or a drained battery which may not require much assistance.

Choosing your tow company may not seem an important decision, but it will help you in the long run. Licensed and reliable mechanics know what they are doing and make sure your car does not succumb to further damage. They will take the right call at the right time and will advice the same.

Deaths due to automobile connected emergencies have a surprisingly high number. This is mostly due to carelessness and ignorance. It is best to leave it to the experts and quietly listen to what they have to say. Whilst waiting for help to come your way, not many people will turn a blind eye. A lot of help may be offered from strangers, but not all are the really helpful kind. It is advisable to stay indoors and inform that help is on the way.

If you are unable to reach for help, try reaching your nearest gas station and take things forward from there. Another perk to knowing your towing company’s details is when the weather is at its worst. Extreme cold weathers can play havoc with your vehicles and your tow will probably be your best bet at that time.

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1. Light up your life. The rear light panel must be running at all times, so check it before taking off on your trip and continue to check it when on the road. Your car has to show that the vehicles’ indicator is working, and some sort of warning of a failure.

2. Take your time. When towing a vehicles, you need to take your time and give yourself even more room to brake and man work. Bear in mind that braking will take longer and accelerating won’t be as rapid with a vehicles hitch to the back of your car. Bear in mind that braking will take longer and accelerating won’t be as rapid with a vehicles hitched to the back of your car.

3. Check your permit. On the off chance that you met all requirements for a full driving permit before January 1, 1997, then you’re qualified for drive a vehicle and trailer mix of up to 8,250 kg MAM However, in the event that you finished you’re driving test after that date, you can just drive a vehicle up to 3,500 kg and tow a trailer no heavier than 750 kg.

4. Get qualified. To tow heavier vehicles, you’ll to pass an additional driving test, so you’ll need some training. The vehicles organization run courses, as do many other training companies.

5. You don’t just have a car’s length to think about when towing you have to keep in mind to add the duration of the vehicles, too. So you will need to take corners wider to avoid cutting corners.

6. Be courteous. Bear in mind when driving that you might be slower than other traffic, so if you see a line of cars queue up after you pull over at a suitable stopping place and let them through.

7. Side Mirror… You need to be able to see more back than just the length of your car, so you will most likely need extension mirrors but remember to take them off when unhitched.

8. Empty vessels. When towing vehicles, it can’t have any passengers – and while not illegal, it would be rash to leave an animal inside, too.

9. Speed… Speed limits are different for vehicles that are towing, so make sure you don’t go faster than 50mph on single-carriageway roads or 60mph on dual carriageways. Oh, and towing service in the outside lane of the motorway is a no-no.

10. Plate up. Your vehicles must show your car’s registration number – which has to match to the essential British Standard and be lit at night.